FAQs

 

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

Some of the many questions asked by users of this website.

My Skybox channels are scrambled ?
You are trying to watch Sky pay channels without a Sky viewing card and Sky subscription.
Or you are trying to watch Sky pay channels fraudulently via cardsharing, and your cardsharing server is down.

I use a cardsharing system and cannot access the Sky pay channels?
Contact whoever provides you with the cardsharing system – they are the only ones who will be able to help you, as they will know who you are using to get Sky pay channels fraudulently!

Does UK TV in Spain come from the Astra satellites?
UK TV comes from the Astra 2 group of satellites, located in the 28.2 to 28.5 degrees east of south orbital position. This is the same location whether you are in the UK, France, Spain, or anywhere else in Europe.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2_satellite_menu.php

How can I use my Sky HD digibox for Freesat in Spain?
You cannot use a Sky box for Freesat in any country.
Sky and Freesat are two different companies, and use different software.
You can only receive Freesat on a Freesat set top box.
However, many of the free to air UK TV channels on Freesat are available on a Sky box, even without a Sky viewing card.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/uk_freesat_in_spain_menu.php

Will my UK PC work in Spain?
Yes.

Is the Sky TV signal available in Spain?
Yes.
Most of the Sky pay channels are on the European beam of the Astra 2 satellites, and is able to be receive in most of mainland Spain using a minimum of a 90x100cm satellite dish.

Why is Sky TV not available in Spain?
Sky TV IS available in Spain.
Most of the Sky pay channels are on the European beam of the Astra 2 satellites, and is able to be receive in most of mainland Spain.
However, due to broadcast contracts, the UK TV channels buy the broadcast rights for programmes for the UK only. So Sky viewing cards are only issues to UK addresses. However, you can legally use those Sky viewing cards in other EU countries, although this may be in contradiction to the Sky viewing cards terms and conditions of use.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/08/is-watching-uk-tv-in-spain-legal/

Can you receive Sky HD in the Costa Blanca Spain?
Yes.
Most of the Sky pay channels are on the European beam of the Astra 2 satellites, and is able to be receive in most of mainland Spain using a minimum of a 90x100cm satellite dish.

What satellites are used for Sky in Spain in 2015?
UK TV comes from the Astra 2 group of satellites, located in the 28.2 to 28.5 degrees east of south orbital position. This is the same location whether you are in the UK, France, Spain, or anywhere else in Europe. There are currently (2015) three satellites in operation: Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2_satellite_menu.php

What satellite TV channels broadcast English Premier League?
Most channels that show English Premier League are encrypted and require a subscription.
For the UK Sky Sports and BT Sports are the main broadcasters of the English Premier League.
For Ireland Setanta Sports are the main broadcasters of the English Premier League.
For Spain Canal+ / Digital + are the main broadcasters of the English Premier League.
For the Middle East BeIN Sports are the main broadcasters of the English Premier League.

What satellite TV channels broadcast La Liga?
Most channels that show La Liga are encrypted and require a subscription.
For the UK Sky Sports are the main broadcasters of the La Liga.
For Spain Canal+ / Digital + and Movistar TV are are the main broadcasters of the La Liga.
For the Middle East BeIN Sports are the main broadcasters of the La Liga.

What frequencies do I use for satellite TV on IPTV?
IPTV stands for Internet Protocol television. Television via the internet.
The channels are sent via the internet from your provider to your IPTV receiver.
You do not have to input any satellite TV frequencies to be able to receive IPTV.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/iptv_spain_internet_tv_spain_menu.php

I have lost Sky Sports 1 in Spain?
If you are using a Sky digibox, then loss of this channel can mean a Sky viewing card problem, a satellite dish alignment problem, or an LNB or cabling issue.
If you are using a non Sky digibox, then loss of this channel can mean you are using an incorrect frequency, a Sky viewing card problem, or a problem with your cardsharing server.

What channel on Nilesat do I use to watch the Spanish La Liga channel?
BeIN Sports have the rights to La Liga for the Middle East.

Do you install TV aerial equipment to receive Spanish TV?
Yes.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/spanish_tv_menu.php

Can I stream from my PC to a Sky HD box?
No.

Who installs UK TV in the Costa Blanca?
I do – the Sat and PC Guy!

What LNB frequencies should I be using?
The main LNB frequencies used are the universal settings.
The correct LNB settings for a Sky digibox are:
9.75 for the low frequency.
10.60 for the high frequency.
The LNB power supply should always be set to on.
The 22KHz Command should always be set to on.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/best_lnb_settings_uk_satellite_tv_costa_blanca_spain.php

I have lost Channel 5 on Sky in Spain?
Your satellite dish is not large enough to receive the signals where you are located in Spain.
Your satellite dish is not aligned correctly.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/channel_five_satellite_tv_costa_blanca_spain.php

Do you know of a Sky TV man in Spain?
Yes, Me – the Sat and PC Guy!

Can I receive sky Sports on Spanish satellite Canal Plus?
No.
Sky Sports UK operates in the UK
Sky Sports Italia only operates in Italy.
Sky Sports Deutschland only operates in Germany.
Canal Plus operates in Spain. Canal+ has its own sports channels, Canal+ Deportes, Canal+ Golf, Canal+ La Liga

In Spain what are the Sky TV channel frequencies?
Receiving Sky TV in Spain will use the same frequencies as if you were watching Sky TV in the UK.

In Spain how to solve a big satellite dish problem?
Depends what problem you are having. This can be down to satellite dish alignment, LNB problems or cabling problems.

I live in the Costa Del Sol, and there are a lot of cowboy installers in this area, do you cover this area?
No. Sorry. I am based south of Valencia and do not go that far south.

Internet TV or Satellite TV – which is best?
In the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain satellite TV (Sky or Freesat) are considered to be the best method of receiving and watching UK TV as you are receiving the signals and channels direct from the broadcasters, and can receive many UK TV channels in FULL HD and Digital Sound.
But in some areas of Spain, where reception of some UK TV channels can be limited by the size of satellite dish required, then an internet TV system may be the only alternative.

  4 Responses to “FAQs”

  1. 907 is there any truth that it might not be taken off due to the fact most people in Gibraltar get there tv from it ???? cheers

    • No truth whatsoever.
      I907 is a back up for the UK Freeview service, and is not for public use.
      If the public are using it, then they are doing so by illegally hacking into it.
      It is nothing to do with UK TV reception in Gibraltar. The UK broadcasters have no obligation to broadcast to Gibraltar as Gibraltar is not part of the UK (it is a British Overseas Territory, not part of the UK!).
      So it can be taken down, if the operators see that it is no longer required…without any concern about people in Gibraltar (or anywhere else).

      Although one rumour is that it is used by British Embassies for their UK TV requirements…

  2. HI I have a holiday home on the costa blanca, and watch bein sports with a new bein sports box and pay the subscription, can i bring the sat box over to manchester where i have a good internet connection and access to the astra satellite. or just bring the card over and insert it into my GI sat box ??

    • If you have a BeIN Arabia box, then you will need a very large satellite dish to receive the signals from the Eshail and Nilesat satellites in Manchester.
      If you have a BeIN Spain box, then you should be able to access the channels via the Astra 1 satellite.
      You cannot mix and match BeIN Arabia and BeIN Spain cards and boxes – they are two different services.
      The cards are paired to a specific box, so will not work in other satellite receivers.

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